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Arlene Marie Karlin 1934 - 2023
Arlene Marie Karlin

Arlene Marie Karlin, 88, passed away on April 12, 2023, at Ellinwood District Hospital, Ellinwood, Kan. She was born on December 14, 1934, in Pfeifer, Kan., to Joseph and Veronica (Befort) Dome. On Nov. 13, 1954, she was married to Leroy Karlin in Pfeifer, Kan. He passed on April 11, 2001.

A resident of Great Bend since 1959 coming from Ellis County, Arlene was a homemaker. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish, Altar Society, and Daughters of Isabella. Arlene volunteered with the church bringing communion to those home bound, adoration chapel, prayer, and pro-life advocacy. She also volunteered with Birth Right, at CKMC and later St. Rose Pavillion at the gift shop, as well as a Girl Scout Leader. Arlene was dedicated to her family and faith throughout her life.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry (Judy) Karlin of Shawnee, Kan., and Joe (Amy) Karlin of Lenexa, Kan.; three daughters, Mary (Mel) Waite of Ellinwood, Kan., Susan (Rodney) Broeckelman of Mankato, Kan, and Jean (Joe) Scarfino of St. Louis, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren with one on the way; and three sisters, Virginia Kisner, Shirley Gregory and Fran Hunter. She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a grandson, Thomas Joseph Karlin; two brothers, Joseph and Vernon Dome; and a sister, Ruby Karlin.

Visitation will take place on Friday, April 14, 2023, from noon to 8 p.m. with family receiving guests from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Altar Society Rosary at 4 p.m., and Vigil with Daughters of Isabella Rosary at 7 p.m., all at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2023, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend with Father Prakash Kola presiding. Interment will take place at St. Severin Cemetery in Ellis County, Kan. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been designated to Prince of Peace Parish or Kansans for Life, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS.  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 15, 2023